Dragonfly, Spider, And The American Lotus

Hey there, fellow nature enthusiasts! As a wildlife photographer, I’m thrilled to share another exciting chapter of my adventures with you. Yesterday, I showcased a mesmerizing photo of an American Lotus flower, which you can find here (The Magnificent American Lotus Flower). Today, I have the pleasure of sharing two more captivating photos taken at Reeve’s Slough, located within the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. The first photo features a Dragonfly perched on the bulb of an American Lotus flower, while the second photo reveals a spider in a similar setting. Let’s delve into the wonders of Reeve’s Slough and its benefits for photographers.

Dragonflies and Spiders: Nature’s Intricate Moments:
Reeve’s Slough proves to be a treasure trove for wildlife photography enthusiasts, offering an array of fascinating subjects. In the first photo, we have a stunning Dragonfly delicately resting on the bulb of an American Lotus flower. The dragonfly’s intricate wings contrast beautifully against the lotus’ vibrant petals. This moment captures the harmony between these captivating creatures and the exquisite beauty of the lotus.

American Lotus Bulb With Dragonfly
American Lotus Bulb With Dragonfly

Moving on to the second photo, we find a spider perched on another lotus bulb, creating a remarkable composition. The presence of the spider adds an element of intrigue to the scene, highlighting the delicate balance of life within Reeve’s Slough. It’s incredible how these tiny creatures find refuge amidst the blooming lotus flowers, each with their own unique stories to tell.

American Lotus Bulb With Spider
American Lotus Bulb With Spider

Reeve’s Slough: A Photographer’s Paradise:
One of the perks of visiting Reeve’s Slough as a wildlife photographer is the presence of a pier. This vantage point provides a strategic advantage, allowing photographers to capture stunning shots from various angles. The pier offers a clear and unobstructed view of the wetland habitat, where an abundance of captivating subjects can be found.

The diverse ecosystem of Reeve’s Slough presents endless opportunities for photographers to capture the beauty of nature. From captivating lotus flowers to intriguing insects and other fascinating wildlife, the wetland environment becomes a canvas for photographers to express their artistic vision. The tranquil ambiance and picturesque surroundings make Reeve’s Slough an ideal location for photographers to explore their passion and create memorable images.

Reeve’s Slough at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma continues to inspire and delight wildlife photographers with its rich biodiversity and breathtaking scenery. Today, I had the pleasure of sharing two photos—one capturing the grace of a Dragonfly, and the other revealing the intricacies of a spider, both alongside the captivating American Lotus.

The presence of a pier at Reeve’s Slough proves to be a valuable asset for photographers, offering an advantageous perspective to capture the essence of this vibrant wetland habitat. So, if you’re an aspiring photographer seeking a picturesque location teeming with life and incredible photographic opportunities, Reeve’s Slough is the place to be!

Stay tuned for more captivating photographs and stories from my wildlife adventures. Until next time, keep exploring and embracing the wonders of nature’s beauty!

Steve Creek
Wildlife Photographer and Nature Enthusiast

Equipment Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: Canon RF 100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical Details: First Photo

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: July 10, 2023 (07:22 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f9
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250
  • ISO: 8000 (Auto)
  • Exp. Comp.: 0
  • Focal Length: 500 mm